My Little Fools

by Parrish Lantern
(Canterbury Kent Uk)

Have you? ---
Have you ever been scared?
I ask you again, my poor little friends
have you ever been scared?

Hiding – buried deep in the cupboard
where the hot water-pipe rattles your soul
hearing a foot on the stairs
feeling  those worries and cares
Knowing, you, are their only goal! or
now running down a dark lane
the screams and the shouts just behind
you stumble fall, graze your hand on the wall
knowing there is nowhere else left to hide
Your hearts beating faster and faster
you think it’s about to explode
but there is no relief in this tension
as you feel this anxiety grow.

Have you? ---
Have you, ever been paranoid?
I ask you again, my poor little friends
have you ever been paranoid?

Don’t! hide in the deepest of corners.
Don’t wrap yourself up in the gloom.
Don’t wait for the knife, on
some drear weary night, or
you’ll find yourself deep in some tomb.
Then, you may think your troubles over
well, friends you can’t know me that well
because I’ll raise all the ghouls
and those sleep-sodden fools
to make sure they stir up your hell.

Oh paranoids, paranoids! show
me all your little toys, hide
from me all you little boys
-------------------------and girls.

Have you? ---
Have you, ever killed someone?
Laid, down, their bleeding corpse.
I ask you again, my poor little friends
have you, ever killed someone

Seen the knife, flash bright in the moonlight
heard the pistol, bark and sigh
seen the terror and fright,
felt the thrill and delight
as you realise it’s not you who’s to die.
Then you read all your deeds in the paper
the infamous things you have tried
gun in hand, knife in your waistband.
You know it’s you who will fry!  But
you’ll wait for your moment of glory
a shootout you’ll face one dark night
with the forces of law, to even the score
as they judicially finish your life

So, now, my little paranoids
scared killers all!
You’ll meet me some day
in some infinite way
and realise you were my
little fools!

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Sep 14, 2016
by: Anonymous

it was a brilliant poem very interesting and a bit scary !great

Mar 28, 2012
my little fools review
by: cameron

it is a great poem that reveals what most people would do in scary situations

Nov 01, 2011
by: Lizbeth

nice job =D

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